What is Basic State Pension?
Basic State Pension is money paid to people who reached state pension age before 6 April 2016.
If you reached state pension age on or after 6 April 2016, you may be entitled to the New State Pension.
You can check the date that you reach state pension age on the government website on their Check your State Pension age page.
Applies to: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Age rules: If you are a man born on or after 6 April 1951, or a woman born on or after 6 April 1953, the age when you can claim your State Pension is increasing and will depend on your date of birth.
Type of benefit: Non means tested, contributory
Administered by: The Pension Service